The Sex Delusion

Jeni Harvey | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Jeni Harvey

We live in an age of alternative facts. And so this article will begin with the premise that there are knowable truths, separate from our personal p...

What Makes Me A Woman

Dr Helen Webberley | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Helen Webberley

One caller asked a question which, as a cisgender woman, I felt unqualified to answer. As such, I reached out to some members of the trans community who, I felt should be offered the opportunity to address the point.

January Is 'Love Your Liver' Month

Lindsay Marshall | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Tech
Lindsay Marshall

Now that the holiday excesses are over, are you thinking about your liver? Worried about your alcohol consumption or maybe feeling bad about all those mince pies (you know, the rich fruit pies that the Brits are so keen on)? Your liver is an incredibly complex organ made up of many different cell types working together - and it plays an important role in your well-being.

This Deep-Sea Fisherman's Twitter Feed Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech

Roman Fedortsov is a deep-sea fisherman, which means that many of the hauls he brings in contain creatures few of us have seen before. In the interest...

This Teacher Has Come Up With The Best Way To Teach Children About Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Parents

Getting your children interested in science can sometimes be a struggle. But one teacher has found the perfect way to teacher her young students about...

Monster From The Deep Washes Up In Australia.. But Is It Real?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

Australia is well-known for its deadly and strange-looking creatures, but a picture of the carcass of a prehistoric-looking creature on the shores of ...

Studying Biology the Bite­Sized Way: The Nervous System

Luke Shelley | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Shelley

Bite­sized learning divides a subject into its most important pieces of information, then presents the divided content in a logically organized way, from basic concepts to more advanced ones. With each nugget of content, the student feeds his or her brain with knowledge about the subject.

Five Surprising Findings About Death and Dying

Jonathan Jong | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Jong

Few of us find taxes exciting, but death - even just thinking about it - affects us profoundly in many different ways. This is why researchers across so many different fields study it from their perspectives. Here are five research findings - biochemical, medical, genetic, sociological and psychological - that you may not be aware of.

This Incredible Discovery Could Massively Change The Date When Life Began On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have made a discovery which could place the date when life began on Earth a massive 300 million years earlier than previously thought. I...

Well That's One Way To Teach Biology..

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Universities & Education

When Dutch teacher Debby Heerkens stood on a table and started to strip, her students may have been in a slight state of bewilderment. Until, that ...

Luddites Make the Tech Revolutions

Lisa Ma | Posted 30.08.2016 | UK Tech
Lisa Ma

The Luddites were producers, crafts people, makers and tinkerers. The word luddite might be used negatively by the tech-savvy among us - but like the 19th century activists, we need to start thinking about our labour and makers rights in the new biotechnological era.

What's Vitamin D Got to Do With MS?

Michelle Mitchell | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Mitchell

We don't know what causes MS, but it's likely to be a complex link between genetic and environmental factors. So far, research has flagged up viruses, smoking and vitamin D as triggers that could affect your risk.

Natural Selection: Does Evolution Pull or Push?

Mark Brewer | Posted 23.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Brewer

Consider the following alternative. The forward-facing brain can almost certainly be traced back to the development of neural nets in all extremely simple organisms with bilaterian (symmetrical) body plans.

We're Threatening Our Own Future As A Species

PA | By John von Radowitz, Press Association Science Correspondent | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech

Humans have already triggered the start of Earth's sixth mass extinction, thereby threatening their own future as a species, a hard-hitting new study ...

Boris Settles The Tim Hunt Sexism Row By Calling In A Crying Expert

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson has called for Sir Tim Hunt to be reinstated after the Nobel Prize-winning biologist was forced to quit a number of roles for making con...

Scientists Have Rather Casually Discovered A New Species Of Human

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have unearthed the remains of what they believe is another ancient human species, in Afar Ethiopia. The discovery of 3.3 to 3.5 million-...

This Is What's Most Important To Men Looking For Love...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

What do men look for in a woman: big breasts, long legs, a Kim Kardashian-esque bottom, or - dare we say it - intelligence? According to a Cambridg...

Animals Acting Suspiciously Like Humans

Frontier | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK

We've all heard dogs cry or seen monkeys smile and laugh, but there are some skills we thought no other animals had... most of the time, we were wrong. From tools to fire, from clothes to food seasoning, here are some animals which display "human" characteristics.

Under The Skin Chip Replaces Keycard

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech

A company in Stockholm, Sweden is offering its employees a drastic new alternative to getting around the building: microchips. The employee has a t...

10 Unsolved Mysteries of the Human Body

AllTime10s | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ever wondered why you're left handed? Or confused by why we yawn?...

Why Do We Get Jealous?

DNews | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

At times, we all feel jealous, but why? What purpose does the emotion serve?...

Science Is Disgusting

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Tech

General Electric's new CT scanner is something of a modern marvel. Using significantly less radiation while capturing pin sharp images it's aiming to ...

Extraordinary Newborns: Their First Steps Put to the Test

Frontier | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

Barnacle Geese are a species which I personally was taken aback by. If any of you have seen the new series called 'Life Story,' presented by Sir David Attenborough, then you know very well that this species in particular is one which leaves you utterly mesmerized. Check it out the video below.

Memories Are Worth Fighting for - the 21st Century Way

Troy Seidle | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Troy Seidle

Progress is urgently needed in understanding Alzheimer's disease and in finding effective treatments. Available drugs can help stabilise memory loss and confusion for a few months in about half of patients, but no preventative treatments exist and none that slow the inexorable development of the disease.

What's Different About A Paedophile's Brain?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK

It might sound like a statistic from Brass Eye, but scientists have found that paedophile's brains are abnormally "tuned" to be attracted to the faces...